Denise Ellen Casey, she/her
Denise Casey (she/her) works with people of all ages as a Voice Movement Therapy (VMT) practitioner, writer, performing artist, group facilitator and mindfulness coach. She’s taught experience-based learning for over a decade: inviting people to listen deeply to their bodies with play, curiosity and compassion so they may express and share their full, embodied voice and genius with the world.
At a young age, Denise’s own experiences with eating disorders taught her the power and possibility of a single voice as well as what happens when that voice is not heard or expressed. Instead of going to rehab for eating disorders, Denise lived and trained full-time for two years at a residential Buddhist monastery in Vermont where she later served as Director of Mindfulness in Education. In 2013 she was honored to co-coach the nationally recognized Burlington youth slam-poetry team Muslim Girls Making Change (MGMC). For several years she co-facilitated and co-created a 5-month mindfulness training program through the Vermont Education Health Initiative (VEHI) for public school teachers throughout Vermont. She joyfully created two original autobiographical plays, ‘Got This Voice’ and ‘Born of Belly’, that combine song, story, poetry and movement to look at the ways we carry, hold and heal stories in our bodies. When she became ill with autoimmune symptoms in 2016, taking cues from her learnings in eating disorders, she trained in Traditional Chinese medicine and Amma therapeutic massage in order to look at the ways her body’s expression of dis-ease were a reflection of a much larger picture of health. Prior to that she studied reiki, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, myofascial and craniosacral practices, as well as apprenticed with teachers of voice, movement, improvisation and dance. Recently she trained for two years in Voice Movement Therapy (VMT) and is currently seeing clients in Burlington, Montpelier and in Zoomland. She is currently working on her newest performance All In.